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of the country. with more than $350 million spent on ballot measures in california alone. and voter registration in the state has hit an all-time high with 18 million now on the rolls. who are the now voters and what are their interests and concerns? plus, a million giant fan faithf faithfuls hit the streets to celebrate their world series sweep. coming up next. >>> hello, i'm belva davis and welcome to "this week in northern california." joining me on the news panel tonight, josh richman, regional political reporter for the bay area news group. carla marin you've cci, "san francisco chronicle." and odette keeley, new america media anchor and executive producer. and in sacramento, john myers, kxtv news 10, political editor. well, this campaign season has been marked by massive amounts of spending from outside groups, yet, with all of the money spent and all of the people who paid attention, the race for president remains too close to call. and here in california, we're feeling the affects of an onslaught of political ads for candidates and boll lot meallot. john, you were reporting on an $11 mil
campaign season. a last minute push for ballot meas. plus - where california vots stand in the presidential r. " residents try to cope wite new normal...sandy turned neighborhood blocks into pis of debris...we'll have that . >>> where california voters stand in the presidential race. >>> residents try to cope with a new normal. after hurricane sandy turned neighborhood blocks into piles of debris. >>> a surveillance photo flushes out a forgetful lottery winner. it is 7:00 on saturday morning november 3rd. thanks for joining us. election day is just three days away in california. a final pre election survey by the nonpartisan field poll shows obama leading mitt romney. the 15 point gap is considered a big lead. back in september obama had a 24 point lead. experts say romney has managed to improve his standings among a lot of california voters. this last weekend before election day we are expecting a big push from political cam pands. bay area ballot counters have noticed something different this election season. >>> around our district there is probably about at least eig
baldwin is ringing the alarm bells, california, illinois, new york, ohio and seven others have more takers than makers and they are in a death spiral. that's his words. all right, to the powerball lottery. the prize is aahalf billion dollars, how do you feel about paying a 50% tax the moment you buy the ticket and if you win giving another third to the feds. still want to stand in line, your odds 1 in 175 million. the president or should we say campaigner in chief, he'll be on the road and the union campaigns, and the message no entitlement reform in any fiscal cliff deal. and more, ollie north on record gun sales, mike reagan on california and isaacs on warren buffett. here we go. "varney & company" is about to begin. looking for a better place to put your cash? here's one you may not he thght of -- fidelity. now you don't have to go a bank get the things you want from a bank, like no-fee atms all over the world. free checkwriting and mobile deposits. now depositing a check is easy as taking a picture. free online bill payments. a highly acclaimed credit card with 2% cash back into your
. that means that california minority republicans will have no real power to block insulations. one measure that could come up would be passage of a measure to legalize same sex marriage. senator stein berg says that there's no plan to raise taxes, which republicans say were there number one dinner. >>> following the presidential election, nasdaq fell 74, e.u. leaders scaled back on estimates on growth for next year. >>> in greece, hundreds of protesters clashed with police as the country's parliament prepares to vote on a package of spending cuts. a 48 hour strike is underway with banks, schools, and public offices closed. the prime minister is calling for pensions and holiday hours to be cut, in order to keep receiving bailout funds. >>> with the election behind us, wall street is turning to the fiscal cliff. congress needs to compromise to keep the economy on track ass said by tom baker. >> do you know what the fiscal cliff is? >> actually i don't. >> do you know what the fiscal cliff is? >> i haven't a clue what a fiscal cliff is. >> i haven't heard of that term. >> reporter: you will,
completely change the profile of california politics. we sit down with former mayor willie brown and talk to him about all of this political money spending. does it really make a difference? and mayor is talking about should it be drained or not? >> also, the latest on superstars andy. we start with developing news in urban california. >> that's right. a strike against the supermarket chain. >> contracts with union members. there was a deadline of midnight her to the united food and commercial workers union has started picketing outside of grocery stores. the two sides have been arguing over a wage freeze and end the suffering of his on sunday and change in medical benefits for 7000 workers. >> it affects my livelihood. it affects my family. i have two daughters i'm trying to put through school. >> they need to come to some kind of an agreement. both sides can lose. >> they offered to extend an old contract for three days so they could keep talking about it, but union negotiators called that a symbol delaying tactics. the supermarket chain says it needs to cut costs because of weak econom
's election. the question about political money in california. >> and that is one of the most confusing. we have that and we're going to start with developing news now in northern california. you go to the dreseer -- grocery store and may find out about this. >> the raley's supermarket chain is out on strike. contracts broke down and the united food and commercial worker's union started picketing. >> the two sides have been arguing over a proposed wage freeze and end to premium pay on sundays and changes in medical benefits for 7,000 workers. >> and this is important to me. i have two daughters trying to put to school. >> they need to come to an agreement. >> they extended the old contract for three days, but union negotiators call it a delaying tactic. the supermarket chain needs to cut cost because of a weak economy and competition from non-unionized companies like wal-mart. >>> this morning, a driver is under arrest in santa rosa after allegedly hitting a pedestrian and speeding away. the police say the car hit a man shortly after midnight near the intersection of gurnville road and coff
at a northern california facility for the elderly. the deadly ingredient that sent for others to the hospital. >> show us the money. one big campaign theme for candidates all across the nation. next, who is behind these record-setting donations. >> and honoring the space here on this veterans holiday weekend. neil armstrong's connection to a military icon in the east bay. it's 8:30 sunday, november 11. thanks for joining us. >> a lot of news to cover. super majority in sacramento. what does it mean for the republican party? we are sitting down with chairman of the republican party to talk about the future. >> yet, when it comes to california and the rest of the nation. we've got a lot coming up. also, our conversation with senator mark leno about the brand-new power. >> and we sit down with leader willie brown and say, okay, future of nancy pelosi. she did reclaim the house. is she staying on in washington customer. >> a lot coming up, but the weather forecast is cold. even colder than what we saw yesterday at this time. frost advisory. >> there are frost advisories posted as well. they were
police officer and four robberies. >>> one of the men involved in an infamous california kidnapping will not be getting out of prison anytime soon. 61-year-old fred woods was denied parole today for the 13th time. back in 1967, he and brothers richard and james schoenfeld hijacked a school bus in chowchilla, then buried the 26 students and the driver in their van, intending to hold them for ransom. well, the victims escaped when their captors fell asleep. to this day, some of them are still shaken. >> i remember being the last one out of that van. i looked down in the hole and they said, go in there. i said no. they said, if you don't go in there, you'll never see your mom and dad again. >> they still are a threat to me. i relive those moments. i feel more scared now. i feel scared all over again. >> all three kidnappers received life sentences. richard schoenfeld was released on parole in june. he now lives with his mother in mountain view. >>> they are accused of plotting unspeakable attacks against the united states. but soon, dozens of guantanamo bay detainees could be headed he
falling some california proposition is that to solve the ballot yesterday. this is proposition 30 here is our turn out over forming support for proposition 30 to increase education tax. it was billed as a tax hike to rescue the state's school. it was supported by governor jerry brown. it will raise $6 million annually by increasing the sales tax by a quarter cent for four years in raising income tax on the wealthy by 3 percent for seven years ticket of the brown has emerged victorious in this year's election the measure was leaving just over-- earlier results showed the measure cruising slowly but it can gain momentum after 2:00 a.m. with a difference of more than 500,000 votes. in a rally just before midnight brown declared victory sang the overstate of camelot ossicles. >> people would not otherwise agree on many things came together they can to get from many reasons. the core reason that brought people together in support of proposition 30 was the belief in our schools and our universities and in the capacity of the state government to make some wise investments that will benefit al
is following the california showdown over what's in your meals. and whether you have the right to see it on the label. >> why are they afraid of me knowing? >> this i captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor, as the final weekend of campaign 2012 draws to a close the race for the white house could not be closer. the latest polls indicate a virtual tie. taking no chances the candidates are chris crossing swing states. we begin with nancy cordes who is with the obama campaign in cincinnati tonight. >> reporter: president obama joined forces this weekend with his most powerful supporter, former president bill clinton who took on romney with relish. >> he's tied himself in so many knots trying to say he didn't oppose what he clearly opposed that i expect any day he will be offered a job as a chief contortionist at cirque du soleil. >> reporter: mr. clinton is being dispatched to four cities in pennsylvania tomorrow to give a last minute offensive by the romney camp in that typically blue state. mr. obama brings up the clint
but the message was a serious one. two days after california voters passed proposition 30 to raise tax for public education the students want to seat results. where it counts on the campuses and in the classroom. >> students pay way too much to have a public education like really ridiculous so i think we deserve as much money as we can to get back the students. >>reporter: cal state university will see a rebate of 249 dollars bit end of the month. uc students have only a modest promise that their tuition won't go up the rest of the school year. >> no tuition increases here. we would like now to have tuition increases next year but depends on the level of state funding. >> prop 30 passion is definitely good news for the uc system. brings more stability to the financial situation for this year. >>reporter: demonstrators did march out of the rain and into wheeler hall. but unlick last year dramatic occupy protest so far there have been no tent on the ground or in the air. no violent clashes with police or pepper spray. this time just a simple plea for prop 30 revenue to somehow flo
open in california a little more than two hours from now and many people have already voted by mail. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the alameda county registrar of voters where i imagine it's going to be busy in a couple of hours. >> reporter: that's what we're hoping for. you did mention a lot of them put it in by mail. half of all california voters are expected to vote by mail. that's an 8% increase from last year. but in terms of coming in person, take a look. yesterday we did see that steady stream of voters at the polls yesterday. several were anxious to get their ballots in ahead of time. in fact, about 800,000 bay area voters won't be at the polls today and that's because they have already cast their ballot -- or cast their vote roughly the size of san francisco. one of the main reasons voters came to the polls early, they told me it was because of their civic duty. >> believe it or not, this is my first time doing it. it's been a tough time for all of us as now and i feel like we need to vote. a lot of folks are like, oh, okay, whatever. no, it's not whatever. this is re
the california voters. >> here we go again. could see some more records set in the bay area but some major changes are coming our way. we'll talk about that coming up. >> if you are commuting through the dublin interchange, everything looks good so far. we still have overnight roadwork. we'll thank you you about that coming up. >>> good morning, it's tuesday, november 6. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00 which means it's 8:00 back east. and voting has started in some states today for the presidential election. >> and here in california, polls will open two hours from now. they will stay open until 8:00 tonight. president obama finished campaigning yesterday but mitt romney is heading to ohio and pennsylvania for one more day on the campaign trail and we have live team coverage on local and national voting. bigad shaban is in chicago, president obama's home city. bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, wisconsin, new hampshire and colorado. his tou
:30 this morning. >>> california especially the bay area saw tough congressional races, including one upset due to new primary runoff system. katie marzullo joins us with a closer look. >> reporter: this is the house of representatives map. here's what won't surprise you, blue, blue, blue, the whole bay area voting democrat. we want to focus on three races starting in district three. he has held state or federal office for 40 years and he hangs on to it in a close race you can see the numbers five -54% to the republican's 46% she is someone who national republicans thought would give them a good chance of getting a seat in the house that would not be the case. in the east bay to district 9 this was tricky, lines have been newly redrawn people thought the incumbent mcinnerney wouldn't be able to hold on to his seat, he does he wins 54% to gill's 46% in district 9. district 15, massive upset maybe the biggest in the state. pete stark who has held the office since 1973 known as dean of california delegation is out and he loses to fellow democrat due to the new primary system democrat vs. departmen
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the pro-post movement. be careful what you wish for, you might get it. california voters gave them a liberal supermajority in the state legislature the more taxes, more spending. here it comes. one of our resident californians will try to defend his hopeless state. e-mail us please. we're looking for it. varney at foxbusiness.com. send them in please. want to know what you think. friday morning, time for seven early movers. priceline buying rival kayak for $1.8 billion. kayak way up on that one. we've got groupon sees less money coming in. they call it revenue. we call it money coming in. dropped below three bucks a share. that is huge hit. the car rental company, zipcar expects to return to profits. the market kind of likes that. it is up 19%. scripps health care solution may sell itself. that stock is down. positive outlook from energizer and it's up. "hunger games", that gave lions gate entertainment nice profits boost in the stock. we have mining company, molycorp posted smaller than expected loss. molycorp is, up 4 1/2%. the president obama says you didn't build that. that was
picture right now from the santa clara county registrar's office. here in california, polls will open in one hour. and they will stay open until 8:00 tonight. president obama finished campaigning yesterday but mitt romney plans one more day on the campaign trail. he is going to two states later today and now that he has already voted in belmont. >> more on governor romney's campaign in just a minute but first, our team coverage takes us to chicago. president obama is there this morning and cbs reporter bigad shaban is covering his campaign. bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, colorado, new hampshire and the president right now is hoping for the best as he waits to find out if he will be re- elected for another term. >>> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presid
30. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec explains what prop 30 means for california taxpayers. good morning, anne. >>> reporter: this is probably the headliner in state politics, proposition 30. it was called very early this morning that prop 30 did pass. in the end, 54% of californians voted to raise their own taxes. but almost 4.5 million voters said yes to prop 30. the nos 46% of the vote, less than 4 million people voted no on prop. people who earn more than $250,000 a year will pay higher taxes for seven years and that tax increase will be retroactive to the beginning of this year. now, all of us will be paying more sales tax a quarter cent for four years. that boils down to paying about a penny more for every $4 you spend. now, funding for schools was the deciding factor for a lot of voters here. governor brown had threatened to cut $6 billion from schools and colleges if prop 30 didn't pass. in fact, this year's budget assumes that prop 30 would pass. the additional money that's about to come in will help balance the state budget through 2019. >> well, here we have. we have the vote
with prop 34. ken? >> yeah. it looks like people maybe they're changing from years past here in california. we'll see. grace lee, thank you. >>> well, south bay races taking a nasty turn. it's all about the wording on a campaign mailer that one of the candidates says is meant to tap into the ugly side of voters. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez on what it could mina very close race. >> reporter: i've covered san jose politics for a lot of years but have never seen city council races quite like this. it's all about pension reform and the forces for and against it. it has turned civil campaigns into bitter battles. >> fiscal responsibility is definitely needed in city hall. >> reporter: johnnie and robert bronstein both have solid reasons for getting into san jose politics. >> crime in san jose is at its highest rate in 10 years so we need to fully staff the police department. >> reporter: but in these the final days of a tight race for the city council seat in district 10, the campaign has taken a nasty turn. >> i think some of these pieces are racist and i don't know any other way to explain it.
feinstein lever for a full term in office. california voters have 11 propositions. among them was proposition 30 the governor's temporary tax measures. the initiative passed by 700,000. dan kerman has the governor's reaction. >> the election last night was a clear and resounding victory for children, schools and the california dream. >> governor jerry brown took his victory lap applauding the voters. and of the people have put their trust in a bowl path forward and i intend to do everything in my power to honor that trust. >> if that would have filled the water triggered massive cuts to education with a shortening of the school of k-12. and tuition increases at the university level. >> we are not seeing those big cutbacks in higher education for going forward. we are going to see about $2,500 per student going into over schools in california for the next four-five years. >> the governor says that there is not going to be any pinch spending with the temporary tax increases instead, the state will pay its bills and invest inright prt this has passed the voter isn't asking to see
to talk about the new surplus that suddenly popped up on the screen. >> yeah, california's fiscal future and talking about the petraeus scandal. it's, of course, a big one in the headlines all week long. we're also going to talk about how safe is our e-mail. >> and we're going to talk about the safe streets of san francisco as we shift state prisoners on to the county. meanwhile, there is an apology this morning from the bishop of san jose, after a registered sex offender was allowed to volunteer at the festival. >> the church and sheriff's office are trying to figure out how he got written permission for the event last month. in a statement issued yesterday, the bishop said no one was found guilty of sexual abuse can be allowed to volunteer in any activity that involves children. mcgraff went on to say i am deeply troubled and apologize to you that this policy was not followed. the man at the center of the controversy is mark christopher gearies. by state law, a registered sex offender is only allowed on campus with a written permission from a school official. his was -- his was identi
and bar public funds from funding abortions. in california, voters defeated ballot measures to repeal the death penalty and another that would have required labeling of genetically modified foods. a separate measure to ease penalties for nonviolent offenses under california's three strikes law was approved. california voters rejected measure that would have curbed the political influence of unions. in montana, voters overwhelmingly approved a measure that would limit corporate spending on elections while colorado voters also resoundingly approved a measure @acking a constitutional amendment that would call for the same. in a historic vote, voters in colorado and washington state have legalized marijuana for recreational use, becoming the first u.s. states to do so and setting up a potential clash with the federal government. tuesday's elections are reports of widespread voting issues ranging from a voter machine malfunctions to up lines to a poll watcher challenges and confusion over voter id laws that have been weakened or blocked. florida voters waited up to seven hours to cast thei
that continue to do better. in states like california that are now threatened with exact same spending problems that we've seen in washington. stuart: travis brown, ma pleasure indeed, you're the first guest on the show and you called it for romney. you're on videotape. thank you very much. new at 10 we will get the latest poll from maris and rasmussen reports. it's a dead heat with the other polls with less than a day to go. at the top of the hour, a fresh look at the race with the very latest polls, fresh out of the box this morning. don't forget tomorrow there will be two servings of "varney & company," we will be on at our regular time. 9:20 a.m. eastern and then back tomorrow night for a "varney & company" special election edition, 5 p.m. eastern, please don't miss it, all-star lineup for you. back to the column, apple says it virtually sold out of the ipad mini, 3 million sold, really? >> here is the thing. 3 million ipads sold over three days, however, they're not breaking whether it was ipad mini or the original ipad or the ipad 3 or the 2 or whatever, okay? all we know 3 million ipads
education. >> feels like a vote of confidence from the citizens of california and believing in public education. >> reporter: when i talked to the principal two weeks ago it wasn't polling well. today it is a much different feeling. >> this is just -- lifted this huge weight. >> the math was simple, without prop $302 million would have been -- prop 30, $2 million would have been wiped out. >> reporter: they were preparing if the cuts kicked in but not anybody. >> i am filled with emotion. >> reporter: she told me she was able to teach kids kids how elections impacted them. >> i said people decided that they wanted to pay for education. so it will be good for our schools. >> reporter: opponents are disappointed by the results today. a spokesman e-mailed me and said referring to governor jerry brown and his tax measure, he was able to use education to blackmail voters into supporting his tax increase. the voters were duped. but edge cater believe -- educators believe they care about funding public schools. alex savage, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> california state university is se
tuman, thank you. >>> well, california reached an all-time high of 18.2 million registered voters in the last week. a field poll estimate says voter turnout would reach 70% yesterday nationwide voter turnout was lighter than in 2008 but polls in virginia and florida had to stay open late to accommodate long lines of voters. >> i have to tell you that i voted in a garage yesterday. >> i know you did. >> it was a first. i had never even heard of that, lawrence. >> that's what we do in california, michelle. wherever we need to vote, that's where we go. it was a great day yesterday but what changes we're seeing this morning! low clouds and fog have swept back onshore. the sea breeeze is kicking in so temperatures will be a whole lot different outside today. we have some dense fog out there, as well. so watch out for that. a little misty at the coastline. some fog made its way inside the bay as well, some dense fog showing up in some of the north bay valleys. 54 degrees now in san francisco. 57 in san jose. 51 in santa rosa. high pressure now giving way to that trough that's sitting al
coverage of the 2012 vote, and that means live, up- to-the-minute reporting from the nation, california and the bay area on election night. >>> lights are on. we're back up to west avenue. >> and livermore is now heavier. >> we don't mean to scare you on a saturday night, but yes, that's the sound of your morning drive. tonight we can tell you which bay area commuters have it worse than anyone else in the state of california. here's the story from contra costa. >> reporter: this is contra costa county traffic. on a regular weekday commute, it's the worst in the state. 32 minutes on average for most commuters. but for some, even longer. >> in terms of california, that's the longest. and there are also residents in contra costa county, more residents proportionally, commuting an hour or more to their jobs. >> reporter: joanne lynn compiled survey data and found what most of us already suspect. california traffic is bad. but not as bad as we may have thought. only the 10th worst in the nation. >> almost three quarters of us still tend to drive alone to our jobs. maybe 11% of us carpool. st
with violating a california law when aspirin at whaley elementary school, she allegedly failed to report possible child abuse by a teacher. according to a police report, and notes, the teacher acknowledged conducting so-call helen keller he lessons by blind moling a student, and touching her and putting objects in her mouth. she she was fooled by -- said she was fooled by his explanation, and did eventually report had to officials. >> it really doesn't matter, because the principal is absolutely, personally, trained to be accountable and report this. not depend on anyone else's opinion. >> reporter: it was pointed out in the trial are she did not report to district officials until after complaints is your. chandler awaits trial for molesting five children, and yesterday, an attorney filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of a child and her family against the district, vijayendran, and other officials. >> despite all the red flags that happened with the locked door and the kid's loan and the helen keller, he was allowed unfeathered access to the children. snoop we understand the judge is still meeting wi
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the death penalty in california with life without parole voters rejected prop 32 banning unions and corporations from using payroll deductions to fund political campaigns. >> democrats in sacramento will have a super majority or two thirds in the state assembly. speaker perez says the assembly should have 54 democrats still not clear if the state senate will have a super majority of democrats. pro tem steinberg says he's hopeful democrats will be able to raise taxes and pass budgets without republican support if they get. >>> decisive victory for feinstein who will return to washington for a fourth term the 79-year-old san francisco democrat defeated danville republican emken. feinstein was better known and better financed than emken and did not and would not debate her. >> katie marzullo continues our coverage with long cal races. >> reporter: i zoomed in on the -- bay area, no surprise to anyone all blue in all the districts in the bay area. we want to focus on some of the bigger ones, district 3 john garamendi, vs. vann he has held state office for four decades, vann is someo
's results with california governor jerry brown. plus, cnn's dana bash looks at the grand old party and the new electral with republicans, former democratic congress john huntsman, cathy mcmorris-rogers, carlos gutierrez, and conservative activist gary bauer. i'm candy crowley, and this is "state of the union." >>> good morning from california. the state that led the tax cut revolution in the late 1970s, but this last tuesday voted to raise taxes. we'll talk to governor jerry brown later in the show, but, first, that fiscal cliff. those tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled take place at the end of the year unless congress acts. president obama and house speaker john boehner picked up where they left off in dualing public appearances where both sounded consillatory, but didn't seem to budge much. must add to the president's to do list one more thing. he needs a cia director after general david petraeus resigned admitting to an extramarital affair. joining me now is robert menendez, later chairman of the house homeland security committee. good morning, senator. it's good to see you.
party on the university of southern california campus. usc police say two people were detained shortly after the shooting, which happened just last night just before midnight. the four people injured were rushed to l.a. hospitals. no word on their conditions this morning. >>> and not far from that shooting three people were injured in hollywood when shots were fired into a halloween crowd there. l.a. police say three people taken to hospitals one of them a 17- year-old is critically injured with gunshot wounds to the chest and the leg. at least three men have been arrested. >>> oakland police are looking into the shooting death of a man at a cell phone store. it happened about 7:00 last night at a metro pcs store and international boulevard. investigators believe it was connected to a robbery attempt but they are not releasing any information about the victim or any possible suspects. >>> 4:33. now under arrest a man who smashed a muni bus window. san francisco police are crediting social media for the help and now there are two other guys the police would like to catch, as well. cbs 5
's election day. and the polls here in california just opened about 55 second ago. the months of campaigning the millions of dollars spent on ads comes down to this day. the presidential race remains a dead heat with the latest poll showing president obama and mitt romney still neck in neck in the all important battleground states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning.
of california voters have already voted by mail. nbcabduro santiago joins us. >> we are at a tiny place on nop hill. only about eight voting booths and this place was packed for the first couple of hours open and then the number of voters slowed down significantly to barely a trickle. and it's been that way at a lot of polling places earlier when we were at san francisco city hall poll workers manned the front steps to collect ballot dropped off there. there is a bit of a line downstairs at the polling station where a few dozen people waited to cast their ballot. as voters made their decisions, workers for department of election were busy counting ballots. voters who do take part in every election and also some first time voters. >> my business is important so i tried to come out and do my civic duty. you know, i come out. >> i think it is really exciting. this is my first time being able to vote in a major elocation because i'm finally old enough. so it is exciting for me. >> we would normally be at the playground. but we had a little detour. so yeah, we are going to the library after that. t
it on "varney & company" and california voted overwhelmingly democratic and voters raised taxes on themselves. the head of the state's republican party is here to defend this. >> 2014 and 16 is going to be the bottom for the democrat we have eight of the ten worst foreclosure areas in the country and californians can't afford to bail out sacramento so when they turn this down, jerry brown is going to have to decide to cut back on government and keep in mind, he's grown government over the last two years if you can believe it so i think the democrats are headed to a very difficult state, especially after this tax increase is turned down. is wt drives us to broadcast the world's biggest events in 3d, or live to your seat high above the atlantic ocean. it's what drives us to create, batteries that power tomorrow's cars, nearlyndestructible laptops, and the sustainable smart towns of the future. at panasonic, wee driven to make what matters most better. just another way we're engineering a better world for you. i took my son fishing every year. we had a great sp, not easy to find, but worth it. b
and mitt romney has 76. >> california is facing ballot measures including propositions. >> proposition 30 would raise the state sales tax and boost income taxes on higher taxpayers, earmarked for public schools. >> proposition 32 would limit the use of payroll deductions for political contribution, the major would restrict corporate and unidirection state and local candidates. >> and there's proposition 37, requiring food manufactures to label products that contain genetically engineered substances and marketing the food as natural. >> those are just some of the important things that the california voters will be deciding. polls here are still open for just another two hours until 8:00. let's see what the turnout looks like around the bay area, we begin with jana katsuyama that is in costa county tonight. >> at martinna's, people have been bringing their ballots and it has picked up and there are people you see over there that have been signing in and volunteers coming into process the ballots. i spoke with the clerk awhile ago and he says there is a few glitches, about a dozen scanners w
going to talk about california's fiscal future. jerry hill is going to join us live in studio. >> is this surplus everyone has been talking about that real. >>> first, the top of the news, the apology from the bishop at san jose. that's after a sex offender was able to volunteer at a school festival. >> the question is how he got written permission. prick permission -- patrick mcgraph said he's deeply troubled and apologizes that this policy was not followed. the man at the center of the controversy is mark christopher guri. he's only allowed on campus with written permission from a school official. well, he was identified there by a parent. sheriff lori smith is going to be at that school on tuesday to meet with concerned parents. new this morning, a man was shot to death during a robbery. it happened last night on ivy drive. the man was sitting in a car with his wife when at least two people approached them. one of them shot the man to death. the wife is okay. the suspects ran away with her purse. so far no arrests have been made. this is the second murder of the year. >> fr
with the biggest problems. number one, of course, california. we want to credit 247 wall street just naming california and the worst run state in all of the country. for a second year row. way to go. one of the reasons is the unemployment rate, a pretty impressive. 11%. the second highest rate in the country. 2006 and last year. more than a third. and 16 percent of the population in california, 16 percent of the population lives below the poverty line in the golden state. that's not all. forbes magazine, one of the worst spiral states. forbes came up with that great nomenclature. the death spiral state. named 11 of them. california right at the top. for every 100 private sector workers in california, for every hundred working in the private sector california has only 139 people dependent upon it for their employment, welfare in some fashion. so how are they doing that in california? obviously they're not. stay voters just passed a ballot initiative that will raise sales tax and income tax for people who make at least $250,000 per year. don't worry about it. by the way, that was after the ta
, that's one of the mysteries of this election. anonymous donors playing big money in california politics. here's the story. >>> reporter: two conservative groups the virginia-based americans for job security and the center to protect patient rights in arizona collected $11 million and then handed it over to another arizona group, americans for responsible leadership who then sent it over the state line to groups opposed to proposition 30 governor brown's tax hike plan and to groups supporting proposition 32. the measure on tuesday's ballot would limit labor unions from raising and spending political money. as dan newman of the nonpartisan group explains -- >> that contribution came in about 2 weeks ago and as california voters have been casting their early ballots, they have been in the dark about this $11 million. >> reporter: most of the money went into a last-minute television and radio ad campaign. >> do you think we'll ever know the --who gave the $11 million? >> i don't know. >> reporter: this political science professor says no matter the legal outcome, a move like this damages el
the california woman who just found out she is worth 23 million dollars and she almost didn't get it. >>> [ inaudible ] . >>> welcome back. check out what is still left of moisture around northeast cool nights enough for snow in higher elevations scattered showers 50s there as you dip down into the south 72 atlanta, 88 in dallas today, 86 phoenix, seattle, portland, 60°. laguardia flight arrive delays of nearly 75 minutes, snow towards minneapolis maybe a delay there. back at home, we don't have anything to worry about san jose, oakland, nor sfo. check out our flight tracker abc7news.com at the bottom. >>> 4:49. the u.s. is striking back at allegations that it failed to respond quickly or efficiently against the deadly tack on the u.s. consulate in libya september 11th. u.s. intelligence officials say cia officers went to the aid of state department staffers less than 25 minutes after the first call for help. cia publicly denying a report by fox news that the cia told its personnel to stand down. a.m. stevens was killed with -- ambassador stevens was killed with three other american
measure that would raise taxes to benefit california's schools. the biggest backer of prop 38 was civil rights attorney molly munger. she spent at least $20 million on the yes on 38 campaign. >>> 6:10 now. an attempt to repeal california's death penalty law was narrowly rejected by the voters yesterday with just 6% of ballots unaccounted for right now. 53% of the state voters oppose prop 34. the ballot measure would have wiped out the largest death row population in the country. but while prop 34 appears destined for defeat, some activists are finding a silver lining in all of this. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is outside san quentin state prison in marin county with the encouraging signs some death penalty opponents are seeing today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's because now the death penalty is back on the talking table because this is the first time in 30 years we have seen a statewide vote on whether or not to keep the death penalty. now, the measure would have replaced the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole. this would convert
states including california. no illnesses have been reported though. fresh express grows most of its produce in the salinas valley but is owned by chiquita brands. >>> 37-year-old sean moffet came home with a bump on his head and told his roommate that five men had attacked him. but police say that he might have been five people that were doing summer salts on a mattress and hurt himself that way. >> he said that five men had assaulted him. and he had been beat in the back of the head. he said they really beat me up badly. he used some curse words and said, they really, really beat me up. >> reporter: his roommate says that he was unconscious the next morning and he was dead. >>> plus turning back the clock on black friday. how wal-mart hopes to attract early bargain hunters this year. >> on the streets of california department of justice. why they're knocking on doors in the bay area and the unknown that waits for them on the other side. oÑ >>> special agents are targeting one city at a time going after gun owners. >> you will be close covered. >> reporter: locked and loaded, radio
bob menendez and new york congressman peter king. then dissecting tuesday's results with california governor jerry brown. plus, cnn's dana bash looks at the grand old party and the new electorate with a foursome of republicans. former presidential candidate jon huntsman, congresswoman cathy mcmorris-rodgers. former commerce secretary carlos gutierrez, and conservative activist gary bauer piem candy crowley. and this is "state of the union." >>> good morning from california. the state that led the tax cut revolution in the late '70s but this past tuesday voted to raise taxes. we'll talk to governor jerry brown later in the show. but first, that fiscal cliff. those tax cuts and spending hikes scheduled to take place at the end of the year unless congress acts. president obama and john boehner picked up where they left off in dueling public appearances where both sounded conciliatory but didn't seem to budge much. you must add to the president's to-do list one more thing. he needs a cia director after general david petraeus resigned, admitting to an extramarital affair. joining me now
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